I'm from the beautiful, rainy Northwest. I bought my first Colorado (2006 Ext Cab) in Jan 2009 and immediately loved it. A red light runner took it away from me last week and thankfully the airbags deployed saving my wife and I from any real harm. I had to get another one so we just picked up a 2008 Ext Cab 4x4 in Inferno Orange. These trucks are the best and I look forward to conversing with lots of other happy Colorado owners!